Late models at the Grove from 1977....

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Late models at the Grove from 1977....

Post by LEE GREENAWALT » Wed May 07, 2014 8:35 am

Williams Grove Speedway late model action from the 1977 season, enjoy!

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Post by Raz59 » Wed May 07, 2014 8:59 am

Awesome shots Lee!! Just wondering if you have any Bob Bender shots from around this time. Seeing that orange 17 sitting outside his shop in Rohrerstown was one of my earliest memories of anything to do with racing. I loved that car!! :thumbleft:
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Post by greenflag » Wed May 07, 2014 10:17 am

Awesome pics! :cheers2:

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Post by supertc88 » Wed May 07, 2014 12:01 pm

NICE pictures! :thumbleft:
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Post by DavidM » Wed May 07, 2014 12:25 pm

Very cool Lee. It's shocking how much Late Models changed over the next several years.
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Post by Brent Leach » Wed May 07, 2014 12:56 pm

Thanks! The #39 Mustang driven by Lenny Erb in the first pic is the first race car I ever helped build from the ground up.
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Post by jonboat15 » Wed May 07, 2014 6:07 pm

The rear tires look huge, are they grooved drag slicks? I only witnessed a few late model races back then.

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Post by andys_graphix_n_diecasts » Wed May 07, 2014 8:19 pm

awesome pix...i so wish they were in color to get the full effect.... :redpepper: tom peck :redpepper: one of my boy hood heroes

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Post by Brent Leach » Thu May 08, 2014 1:23 pm

Yes , they were drag tires that you would groove yourself.
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Post by uncle geek » Thu May 08, 2014 5:59 pm

:thumbleft: :clap: :thumbright: More Please!!!!! Thanks for sharing Lee.
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Post by bschriver11 » Thu May 08, 2014 7:27 pm

Cool shots! Late models that look like real cars!

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Post by EZ49 » Fri May 09, 2014 8:41 am

In the 4th shot down, the transition from the stock front clip/long wheel base (Palmer Beer Car) to the full racing frame/short wheel base (Larry Wright, Martz Chassis built #27) is clearly illustrated. I'm sure Larry was on the move to the front to race with the other Martz car of Tom Peck.. Bedford must of rained out if Larry Wright was at the Grove... Mike Hess in the 3H, just as smooth as ever...

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Post by STEVE PATTERSON » Fri May 09, 2014 11:35 am

Any pictures Hal Gish he ran pretty good there
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Post by andys_graphix_n_diecasts » Sun May 11, 2014 6:12 pm

didn't see to many bird beak firebird's during that time like mike hess had...very cool :clap:

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Post by klmrace » Mon May 12, 2014 9:57 am

And John Pharo in the 1A...lots of memories for me there!

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